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Author Nimura, Janice P., author.

Title The doctors Blackwell : how two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine / Janice P. Nimura.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]
1 hold on first copy returned of 28 copies


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  610.92 NIMURA    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - New Materials  610 NIMURA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  910.92 NIM    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  610.92 NIMURA    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO BLACKWELL    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  610.92 NIMURA    DUE 01-27-22
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult New Materials  610.92 NIMURA    DUE 12-16-21
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  610.92 NIM    DUE 11-29-21
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  610.92 NIMURA    In Transit +1 HOLD
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  610.92 NIMURA    DUE 01-17-22

Edition First edition.
Description 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue -- Bristol--New York--Cincinnati -- Betweenity -- Admission -- Blockley almshouse -- Diploma -- Paris -- Setback -- London -- Practice -- Admission, again -- Edinburgh -- New faces -- Infirmary -- Recognition -- War -- College -- Divergence -- Coda.
Summary "The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for greatness beyond the scope of "ordinary" womanhood. Though the world recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity won her the acceptance of the all-male medical establishment and in 1849 she became the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. But Elizabeth's story is incomplete without her often forgotten sister, Emily, the third woman in America to receive a medical degree. Exploring the sisters' allies, enemies and enduring partnership, Nimura presents a story of both trial and triumph: Together the sisters' founded the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. Both sisters were tenacious and visionary; they were also judgmental, uncompromising, and occasionally misogynistic--their convictions as 19th-century women often contradicted their ambitions. From Bristol, England, to the new cities of antebellum America, this work of rich history follows the sister doctors as they transform the nineteenth century medical establishment and, in turn, our contemporary one"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-307) and index.
Subject Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910 -- Health.
Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910 -- Health.
Women physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Women in medicine -- United States -- Biography.
Sexism in medicine.
MEDICAL / General.
Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910. (OCoLC)fst00002384
Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910. (OCoLC)fst00176054
Health. (OCoLC)fst00952743
Sexism in medicine. (OCoLC)fst01114722
Women in medicine. (OCoLC)fst01177924
Women physicians. (OCoLC)fst01178296
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Added Title How two pioneering sisters brought medicine to women--and women to medicine
ISBN 9780393635546 (hardcover)
0393635546 (hardcover)
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